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PortCityDuckDash@capefearhabitat.org

Port City Duck Dash

About Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity was established in 1987 and has served more than 250 hard-working families through the construction and rehabilitation of homes in the Cape Fear Region. Our families partner with us throughout the build process and pay affordable mortgages on the completed homes. Individuals in need of affordable housing are able to build strength, stability & self-reliance through our homeownership program.  The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a donation center and home store that supports Cape Fear Habitat while offering affordable access to home goods and building supplies in our community.

Together, we strive to build homes, hope and community in the Cape Fear Region.

About Port City Duck Dash

Join us to FLOAT HOPE for homes & community!

Port City Duck Dash

The Port City Duck Dash is a rubber ducky race down the Cape Fear River! We are partnering with Wilmington Riverfest and will be holding the race on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 during Riverfest events. Our goal is to race 10,000 rubber ducks down the Cape Fear River! The top ducks will win amazing prizes, including exclusive gift bundles thanks to our amazing sponsors and a grand prize of $5,000 for the first place winner! The race lane will be created by floating nets to ensure that our racers don’t stray out of the race zone, and the ducks will be funneled to the end, where the winners will be caught as they cross the finish line.

All proceeds will benefit Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to provide safe, decent, affordable homes in the Cape Fear region.

Port City Duck Dash Frequently Asked Questions

Up to 10,000 rubber ducks are being adopted by members of the Cape Fear community.  On Sunday, October 3rd, they will be set loose in the raceway on the Cape Fear River.  The top ducks will win prizes! All proceeds will benefit Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.

We have already have the support of a generous sponsor that will be providing boom line (floating barriers to keep our ducks from straying out of the raceway).  When they reach the finish line, they will be scooped out of the river.  And just in case some of the ducks get carried away, we are grateful to have the support of the Cape Fear River Rowing Club and other volunteers who will be out in kayaks and small boats to help wrangle any ducks that might unexpectedly slip past the barrier.  We are also grateful for the support of Cape Fear River Watch, who has assisted us in ensuring that we protect the river during this event!

First prize will be $5,000! Other prizes will be provided by generous local business sponsors and will be announced closer to the race date.  Stay tuned for more details!

You can support the Duck Dash in many ways:

  • Adopt a duck! You can adopt your duck online at PortCityDuckDash.com. You will receive an email within 30 days with your duck’s race number for the big day!
  • Spread the news & share the event with your friends and family.
  • If your business is interested in sponsoring or providing a prize, please visit PortCityDuckDash.com & complete the contact form or email PortCityDuckDash@capefearhabitat.org . We offer a range of promotions for our sponsors!

All proceeds from the Port City Duck Dash will benefit Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to provide safe, decent, affordable homes in the Cape Fear region.  Together, we are floating hope from homes and community!